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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stash Report

Kind of a busy week.  I purchased fabric for self-binding baby blankets and two pillowcases at the request of my youngest.  So far this year I have only purchased fabric for this project!! 


Fabric in this week:  11.5 yards
Fabric out this week:  11.5 yards
Fabric in YTD:  11.5 yards
Fabric out YTD:  11.5 yards

I just needed to see a little progress in print.
 These are for little Mr. C when he moves to his big boy bed.
These are for Little Mr. M who is a now 2 months old.







My yarn progress is another story.  When the New Year arrived, I got caught up with participating in KAL's and de-stashing.  My good intentions has gotten me stressed out with trying to keep up.  I have a new resolution to slow down and enjoy the process and not focus so much on the outcome. 

Yarn in this week:  0 yards
Yarn out this week:  257 yards
Yarn in YTD:  850 yards
Yarn out YTD:  1737 yards

Qwist hat finished.

This is Sophisticated Traveler about half way done.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Finally a Finish

I don't think I have ever had such a difficult time with an easy pattern.   But I love everything about this hat--the pattern, the yarn, the color, the little cable detail up one of the sides.  There are matching mitts but I don't think I have enough yarn left to make them. 

Qwist Hat



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March's Aspirations

This has been a difficult month in our family with life-altering medical diagnoses for several for those near and dear to our hearts.
I had a lot of knitting mistakes this month that needed to be frogged.  No more multi taking for me!  Hopefully March will be a little less stressful..


February
  1. Work on Great American Aran Afghan (GAAA)--still need to finish last block--blocks done and now need to make them the same size and put it together.
  2. Patchwork Times UFO Challenge for February is: #9  Leftover Jelly Roll--didn't even get to take it out of its storage basket.
  3. Cast on Quist Mitts and Hat for ESK KAL--hat almost finished. 
  4. Continue to work on Sophisticated Traveler--discovered I was using the wrong size needles.  Pattern calls for size 5 and I was using size 2.  It was half-way done when I frogged it.
  5. Continue working on Joy of Life applique
  6. Work on Little Mr. M's Umbrella Critters Quilt
  7. Label Jelly Roll quilt
  8. Label George's quilt
  9. Read:  Lilac Girls--good story but have not had much reading time.
  10. BOMGuild double monkey wrench, Feb and March Color Safari

March
  1. Patchwork Times UFO Challenge for March is #5--Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets
  2. Finish Qwist Hat and Mitts
  3. Work on Sophisticated Traveler
  4. Work on Archtexture Shawl
  5. Work on Little Mr. M's Umbrella Critters Quilt
  6. Label Jelly Roll quilt
  7. Label George's quilt
  8. Read:  Lilac Girls
  9. Guild BOM and Pincushion